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Juggernaut Turns Disbelief into a Path of Revenge: Early Stills

Mad Samurai Productions' next title is Juggernaut. This is the same production company behind Jeff Renfroe's The Colony (2013). Their latest is a crime thriller, starring: Jack Kesy (Deadpool 2), Stephen McHattie and Peter McRobbie. The film was shot in Kamloops, British Columbia. And, levelFILM will release Juggernaut in Canada, possibly in 2017; the film is currently in post-production. A preview of this compelling thriller is hosted here. The film's story starts with Saxon Gamble. He has just lost his mother. But, he does not believe her death was a suicide. Determined to find the truth, Saxon sets out on a path of revenge, to bring her killers to justice. A few promotional items have released for Juggernaut. The film's first poster is shown here. The graphic shows characters Saxon (Kesy) and Hank Sr. (McHattie), in a car. Early stills show characters with guns, on the hunt for someone. As well,
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Passengers movie review: lost in sexist space

MaryAnn’s quick take… After a few quick nods to the profoundly unethical act at its core, the movie shrugs it off and uses it as the basis for a fairy-tale romance. This is not okay. I’m “biast” (pro): big science fiction fan; love Jennifer Lawrence

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence: such pretty! They’re on a spaceship traveling to a faraway planet: a fresh start! But oh noes! Their hibernation pods woke them up too early… only 30 years into a 120-year journey, or 90 years too soon. Now they are marooned in realtime while everyone else sleeps the next century away. But they have each other! They have this amazing gorgeous sleek spaceship all to themselves. (They always get a table at the automated robot-waitered sushi restaurant — hooray! Michael Sheen the android
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The Colony review: “Chilling, sinister, and enthralling.”

The Colony review: After a frosty reception elsewhere in the world and a name change for the UK, is this thriller really so bad?

The Colony review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

The Colony review

The Colony seems to come to our shores incognito after a frosty reception elsewhere under its original title of Colonia. Searching for any information on The Colony lands you with plenty of trailers, posters, and reviews for the 2013 film of the same name starring Laurence Fishburne. Such negative reception is a shame, as the film is a taut and unnerving horror, which may be too tense and entertaining for its own good considering its ‘Based on a true story’ origins.

Set in Chile during the military coup of 1973, photographer Daniel (Daniel Bruhl) and his flight attendant girlfriend Lena (Emma Watson), are caught in the middle of the violent protests. Daniel is soon taken by the secret
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Kevin Zegers Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger in Thriller ‘478’

Kevin Zegers Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger in Thriller ‘478’
Kevin Zegers has joined the cast of thriller 478, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Scoot McNairy and Hannah Ware are also on board with Elliott Lester directing.

The pic centers on Schwarzenegger’s character Viktor, a man whose wife and child die in a plane crash. When Schwarzenegger’s character learns that the tragedy was caused by an air traffic controller’s mistake, he is determined to seek revenge.

Darren Aronofsky and Scott Franklin are producing through their Protozoa Pictures along Eric Watson are producing. Emmett Furla Oasis Films is financing the pic with Lionsgate handling distribution.

Javier Gullon penned the script with production currently under way in Ohio.

Zegers was most recently seen opposite David Tennant in the Fox TV series “Gracepoint.” His other past credits include “The Colony” and “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” He is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.
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Watch: Bathtime Turns Bloody in Exclusive 'Hellions' Clip

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Watch: Bathtime Turns Bloody in Exclusive 'Hellions' Clip
Read More: Watch: Demon Kids Come Out to Play in Sinister 'Hellions' Trailer After its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the horror film "Hellions," from writer Pascal Trottier ("The Colony") and director Bruce McDonald ("Pontypool"), is sure to inspire much excitement and terror just in time for Halloween this year. The film stars Chloe Rose, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, Peter DaCunha, Luke Bilyk and Robert Patrick. The official film synopsis reads: "A teenager’s Halloween night turns into a terrifying fight to survive when trick-or-treaters from Hell show up at her doorstep. After getting the unwelcome news that she’s pregnant, 17-year-old Dora (Chloe Rose) just wants to stay in on Halloween. But then a knock at the door delivers a gaggle of pint-sized demons after one thing: Dora’s baby. Director Bruce McDonald unleashes a hallucinatory visual and auditory assault that propels 'Hellions' to.
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Hellions Will Leave Your Trick-or-Treat Bag Empty: A Film Review

Director: Bruce McDonald. Writer: Pascal Trottier. Cast: Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland and Rachel Wilson. Hellions was developed by two brilliant minds. Bruce McDonald was the director of the very tense zombie film Pontypool (2009), starring Stephen McHattie. Pascal Trottier wrote one of this film fans favourite scripts - from 2013, with The Colony. However, the imagination and creativity is mostly missing in this Halloween set thriller. Barely a horror film, Hellions lacks any complex scenes and action elements are almost completely forgotten. Much of the film simply follows Dora (Chloe Rose) through one setting, until the eyelids grow heavy and the stop button beckons. Hellions belongs at the bottom of the DVD store shelf. The story is not inventive. Dora is a young woman struggling with teen pregnancy. She looks forlorn in many of her early scenes. But, events pick-up when the trick-or-treaters come out, on Halloween. They come knocking on Dora's home,
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Hellions – The Review

Bruce McDonald is a name with whom few readers will likely associate with anything, but for those few of us who do, we know this Canadian-born filmmaker has some under-appreciated talent. Perhaps his best-known film, McDonald wowed genre film fans in 2008 with his groundbreaking Pontypool. Since then, rumors and theories about a follow-up sequel have endured endless revivals in smaller circles of horror fandom. So, despite having a few lesser-known non-horror films to his name since 2008, I and others were excited to see McDonald return to horror just in time for Halloween.

Hellions is McDonald’s latest film, written by Pascal Trottier, best known for screenwriting The Colony (2013), combines McDonald’s unconventional storytelling sense and Trottier’s knack for cerebral flair. The film stars Chloe Rose as Dora Vogel, an apathetic teenager who unexpectedly discovers she’s pregnant and must survive Halloween night when her home is invaded my trick
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Win Rookie Season 5 Volume One On DVD

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To celebrate the release of Rookie Blue Season Five Volume One we are have 3 copies to give away.

Described as ‘Grey’s Anatomy with guns’ by Los Angeles Times, the hit Canadian police drama Rookie Blue, starring Missy Peregrym (Heroes), returns with its most exciting outing yet – Season Five, Volume One, which makes its UK DVD debut courtesy of Entertainment One UK.

Set in Toronto, the series follows the lives of five rookie cops from fictional 15 Division who have just graduated from the academy.

Under the watchful guidance of their officers, Andy McNally (Peregrym) and her fellow rookies are in the real world working for one of the most elite units in the city. As they get to grips with their tough job and their turbulent private lives, this group of twenty-somethings soon learn the hard way that no amount of training could have prepared them for the job…
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Richard Armitage Joins Clearance

Richard Armitage Joins Clearance
Ex-m-15 Spook Richard Armitage and current MI6 agent Naomie Harris are joining forces for Clearance, an East African-set action-drama that will call on their field skills.The story has Armitage’s salty mine clearer and his pregnant wife (Harris) being kidnapped in South Sudan. The pair manage to make their escape, only to find themselves forced to navigate a deadly minefield. Presumably this will be without access to all the usual tools of the trade, unless the kidnappers have happily left them lying around. Which would be incompetent kidnapping.UMedia is shopping the movie around the Cannes film market. “We don’t see many scripts as strong as Clearance: a smart action film, set against an interesting, topical background,” says Peter Rogers, head of the film group. "It’s a tense, thrilling and emotionally hard-hitting story that we think audiences will love.”Behind the camera is Finnish director Aku Louhimies whose Tolstoy adaptation,
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Richard Armitage, Naomie Harris get 'Clearance'

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Richard Armitage, Naomie Harris get 'Clearance'
Exclusive: Umedia boards rights to action-drama set to shoot in South Africa.

The Hobbit star Richard Armitage and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom actress Naomie Harris are to star in action-drama Clearance, from producers Ryan Haidarian (Vehicle 19), Andrew D Corkin (We Are What We Are), Jesse Fryckman (Sauna), and David Murdoch (1 Star).

The English-language debut of Finnish director Aku Louhimies (Frozen Land), which is being sold in Cannes by Umedia International, tells the story of a hardened mine clearance expert (Armitage) and his pregnant partner (Harris) who are kidnapped in South Sudan and must navigate a vast minefield during their escape.

The script comes from Richard Campling and Svet Rouskov (The Colony), with shoot scheduled for South Africa in November 2015.

Umedia has world rights excluding South Africa and Scandinavia. Forefront Media, Uncorked Productions, Solar Films, and Sinner Films produce.

Armitage is currently filming on the third series of Bryan Fuller’s NBC TV series Hannibal while
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Richard Armitage, Naomi Harris get 'Clearance'

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Richard Armitage, Naomi Harris get 'Clearance'
Exclusive: Umedia boards rights to action-drama set to shoot in South Africa.

The Hobbit star Richard Armitage and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom actress Naomi Harris are to star in action-drama Clearance, from producers Ryan Haidarian (Vehicle 19), Andrew D Corkin (We Are What We Are), Jesse Fryckman (Sauna), and David Murdoch (1 Star).

The English-language debut of Finnish director Aku Louhimies (Frozen Land), which is being sold in Cannes by Umedia International, tells the story of a hardened mine clearance expert (Armitage) and his pregnant partner (Harris) who are kidnapped in South Sudan and must navigate a vast minefield during their escape.

The script comes from Richard Campling and Svet Rouskov (The Colony), with shoot scheduled for South Africa in November 2015.

Umedia has world rights excluding South Africa and Scandinavia. Forefront Media, Uncorked Productions, Solar Films, and Sinner Films produce.

Armitage is currently filming on the third series of Bryan Fuller’s NBC TV series Hannibal while
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‘The Signal’ DVD Review

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Jeffrey Grover, Lin Shaye, Robert Longstreet | Written by Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank, David Frigerio | Directed by William Eubank

Nothing to do with the no-budget semi-zombie horror film of the same name, frequently found populating the shelves of Poundland and cheapo DVD outlets everywhere; The Signal is a classy Laurence Fishburne joint, casting the big man as a government agent on the trail of bionically superpowered kids and the titular alien (?) signal.

District 9, Chronicle and Catfish (yes, really) are among the unlikely points of reference here, being a story in which a group of pretty young teenagers take off on a roadtrip in search of an elusive Internet figure who lures them out into the middle of nowhere. Once there, things get pretty weird, leaving young Ms sufferer Nic (Brenton Thwaites) waking up in a mysterious government facility, separated from his best pal and girlfriend.
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Giveaway – Win The Best In Sci-Fi with The Signal!

To celebrate the release of the new astonishing science-fiction thriller The Signal – in select UK cinemas March 27th and available on digital download April 6th and on DVD April 13th – we are giving away the best in sci-fi on DVD with The Signal, Ender’s Game, The Colony, Skyline, Looper, Riddick and Monsters.

Starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Hannibal), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones, Bates Motel) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus) The Signal is packed with big action and even bigger ideas, with shades of modern science-fiction classics such as Source Code and Looper.

The Signal is available to pre-order today from:

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The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, April 12th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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Win The Best In Sci-Fi With ‘The Signal’

To celebrate the release of the new astonishing science-fiction thriller The Signal – in select UK cinemas March 27th and available on digital download April 6th and on DVD April 13th – we are giving away the best in sci-fi on DVD with The Signal, Enders Game, The Colony, Skyline, Looper, Riddick and Monsters.

Starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Hannibal), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones, Bates Motel) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus) The Signal is packed with big action and even bigger ideas, with shades of modern science-fiction classics such as Source Code and Looper.

The Signal is available to pre-order today from:

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iTunes: http://apple.co/1Fz5GaX

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing giveaway, just tell us who directs The Signal?

Send your answer, with your name and address, to our box below with the subject ‘The Signal’ and we
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Competition: Win the Best in Sci-Fi with ‘The Signal’!

To celebrate the release of the new astonishing science-fiction thriller The Signal – in select UK cinemas March 27th and available on digital download April 6th and on DVD April 13th – we are giving away the best in sci-fi on DVD with The Signal, Enders Game, The Colony, Skyline, Looper, Riddick and Monsters.

Starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Hannibal), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones, Bates Motel) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus) The Signal is packed with big action and even bigger ideas, with shades of modern science-fiction classics such as Source Code and Looper.

The Signal is available to pre-order today on DVD: http://amzn.to/1Bg5PJC and iTunes: http://apple.co/1Fz5GaX

To win this fantastic sci-fi film bundle on DVD, just answer the following question:

Which of the following sci-fi movies also starred Laurence Fishburne? Was it:

a) Armoured

b) The Colony

c) The Death and Life of Bobby Z
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Sundance 2015: Halloween is Hell in Hellions [Clip]

While we eagerly anticipate the day Bruce McDonald makes the much buzzed about Pontypool (review) sequel, we'll take pretty much anything else the director is working on, and this time it happens to be a little horror movie which the maverick filmmaker is getting to debut at one of the most prestigious festivals in the world.

Hitting Sundance later this week, Hellions was written by Pascal Trottier (who also wrote The Colony (review)) and [Continued ...]
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Phil’s Ten Worst Movies of 2014

If you’ve read my Top 10 Movies of 2014 list, you’ll know I proclaimed the vast amount of really good movies released this year but for all the good movies, there has to be some bad… And the bad were Really bad this year. From unfunny comedies to weird vanity projects that were seemingly made just for friends and family of the film makers attached, to some truly awful horror movies it seems that 2014 will be marked by some truly terrible films – some of which made it to the big screen!

The criteria is the same as my “best of” list: it has to be a movie I’ve seen this year, one that was released this year, i.e. making its UK debut, or a new movie that I’ve seen at a film festival that might not necessarily have been distributed as of yet. Also, the cut off
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The Scarehouse Hosts a Couple of Torture Devices in these Two Movie Clips

Director Gavin Michael Booth has released two clips for his upcoming film The Scarehouse. This film, which was shot in Windsor, Ontario, involves a group of sorority sisters and revenge. This film has recently been completed. D Films will distribute this title in Canada and the film will have its World Premiere in Windsor, this October 5th. The two clips, titled "I Can Still See Some Fat" and "Try More Clothes" are below. This tale of revenge begins with six sorority sisters. These friends show up at a haunted attraction, which is being run by a couple of their former club members. And, this attraction has been rigged - for murder! Understandably, this film has a large female cast. The cast includes a few regulars of the horror genre. The film stars Sarah Booth (Deadfall) and Kimberly-Sue Murray (The Colony). As well, Dani Barker and Teagan Vincze star. Fans of
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The Hey U Guys Instant Watching Guide – July 28th 2014

The Killing was an American remake from AMC based on the nordic noir show popularised over here by showings on BBC 4. The Us version moved things to Seattle where it rained constantly and revolved around the murder of Rosie Larson. Unfairly compared to Twin Peaks when it debuted, it was nonetheless something of a hit on Channel 4 for at least two seasons. I lost track of it around the mid-point of season two, not because I didn’t like it, I enjoyed it lots despite its grimness but it became impossible to keep up with the weekly scheduled showings and 4Od was, and still is not very good. From what I hear season two wrapped up the murder of Larson and season three moved on to a new mystery which was just as gripping.

The reason I mention this anyway is that like Arrested Development, Netflix has picked up
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The Signal | Review

Scrambled Transmission: Eubank’s Sophomore Effort Relies on Visual Strengths

William Eubank expands his brand of cerebral sci-fi with sophomore effort, The Signal, following up from the 2011 space set debut, Love (which might be interesting to revisit after the success of Gravity). With incredible ingenuity, this lo-fi concept is showcased within an amazing visual design, and the fantastic look of the film blends perfectly with a creepy and unnerving set-up. However, about mid-way through our main characters’ ordeal, substance begins to feel a bit eschewed for style, the narrative hitting a rather stale plateau as it coasts to a dramatic third act with a compounded twist that would have seemed more effective had there been sharper development of its ideas.

Three college students are on a road trip across the Southwest on a mysterious mission to track down a computer genius that hacked into MIT’s security system, something which
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